De Smet, South Dakota

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City Utilities

To set up residential service for water, sewer, and garbage with the City of De Smet, please contact the Finance Office to obtain an application.


The following schedule is followed every two months to process the utility bills for water, wastewater and solid waste:

1. Water and wastewater charges are billed every two months as follows:

  • January/February consumption (Billed March 1)
  • March/April consumption (Billed May 1)
  • May/June consumption (Billed July 1)
  • July/August consumption (Billed September 1)
  • September/October consumption (Billed November 1)
  • November/December consumption (Billed January 1)

2. Solid waste collection charges are billed every two months as follows:

  • January/February usage (Billed January 1)
  • March/April usage (Billed March 1)
  • May/June usage (Billed May 1)
  • July/August usage (Billed July 1)
  • September/October usage (Billed September 1)
  • November/December usage (Billed November 1)

3. The bills are processed and mailed on the 1st day of the billing month.

4. On the morning of the 21st day of the billing month, the mail will be opened and all payments received will be recorded along with all payments received through 5:00 PM on the 20th. A penalty of $10.00 will then be added to the unpaid accounts with a balance in excess of five dollars.

5. After the penalties are processed, the delinquent notices will be mailed.

6. The delinquent notice allows a minimum of ten days to pay the account in full and avoid disconnection.

7. If payment in full is not received by the deadline stated on the delinquent notice, a notice advising the date of disconnection (door knocker) will be posted by a city employee at the service location of each delinquent account between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

8. If the account remains unpaid at the date and time specified, a service disconnect order is given to the responsible city employee, ordering disconnection immediately.

9. A service disconnection according to the above described provisions can be restored by making payment of the account in full plus a twenty-five dollar service charge either to the city employee or at City Hall.


218 Calumet Ave. SE
De Smet, SD 57231
Phone: 605.854.3731
Fax: 605.854.3731

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